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Friday, November 28, 2014

Freshen Up Friday

Welcome to the Holiday season!

How will you survive the rush and scurry of the twenty-some days before you?  Why not take some time this weekend, before it turns the month of December and decide exactly what activities you must include and what things you can completely dismiss?  Open your calendar and mark out the times with your family, the traditions you'll want to include, and the people you'll want to minister to during this time.   If your calendar is already reserved for those important events, you'll be able to look back on the season with joy instead of regret.

Here's an idea of some of the things I've included:
  • Baking with little friends
  • Two After school Bible clubs on 16th and 23rd
  • Dollywood lights
  • Take cookies to Hospital's ICU on Christmas Eve
  • Two Trips to visit family
  • Sunday school Christmas party
  • Twelve Days of Christmas with Dale - Begin on December 12th
After getting these things on my calendar, I feel like anything else I do will be icing on the sugar cookie!  

Let me end with a couple ideas you might want to include during December:

  1. Mark a long, thin taper candle with 24 marks on it.  You could make marks with a sharpie pen.  Each night at supper, beginning on December 1st, burn the candle to the next mark.  They'll have a good visual as to how many more days until Christmas.  Each night a different child gets to blow out the candle!
  2. Why not think of a family or an organization you can serve this Christmas season?  Keep your eyes and ears open to opportunities.  Pray and ask the Lord to direct you to the right place to be a blessing to others.  
  3. Be sure to always have your spiritual eyes on for opportunities to share the Gospel.  We have the Truth about Christmas!  Share it!
What special plans are you marking for December?  

Be refreshed,

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